My Barolo

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This article was originally published in Tidings Magazine.

Sometimes, a visit to a place leaves a lasting impression. Barolo is such a place. The people, food and architecture imprint so profoundly that one’s real home begins to feel distant and unfamiliar. Luckily, experiencing Barolo is easy no matter where home is. Whenever I feel memory tugging at me, I might descend the steps to the cellar and pull a bottle from my collection. We have a few Barolos – two of which are pretty special – a 1961 (an exquisite vintage) and a 1967. The latter wasn’t such a great year, except that it is the one in which I was born. So, I’m sentimental about it. Continue reading → My Barolo

Spread Thick

Screen Shot 2014-03-31 at 1.30.31 PMJust out: Quench magazine April 2014.

In “Spread Thick”, I asked some great Canadian chefs to share their favourite breads and spreads recipes. I think you’ll agree these are mouthwatering!

 

 

  • Jesse Vergen, Smoking Pig Real BBQ and Saint John Ale House (New Brunswick): Sweet Barbecue Pork Butter; Campari and Honey Jelly; Tapenade with Digby Chicks (Cured, Smoked, Dried Herring)
  • Effy Ligris, Kalikori Olive Oil (Quebec): Taramosalata
  • Victor Bongo, Bongo’s Food (Vancouver): Chocolate and Figs Bread; White Chocolate and Cranberry Bread